Italy and Spain – F&W Club

During the Italy and Spain week in October 2014, we tasted:

Single Estate Quadro Sei, (Cortese), Gavi DOCG Piedmont, Italy, Claudio Manera for Marks and Spencer, 2012, MYR65

*Bodega Castro Martin, (Albarino), Rias Baixas DO, Spain, Angela Martin for Marks and Spencer, 2011, MYR129

Montepulciano, (Montepulciano), d’Abruzzo DOC, Italy, Masciarelli, 2011, MYR78

**Reserva, (Graciano), Rioja DOC, Spain, Campo Aldea for Marks and Spencer, 2009, MYR115

*minimum intervention in vineyard, lees contact 5-6 months in tank
**24 months in French & American oak

Food and Wine Matching:

Sicilian Pasta with Tomatoes, Garlic and Almonds
Cinnamon Almond Cake

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During the Italy and Spain week in June 2014, we tasted:

Terre Siciliane Bianco, IGT, Italy, (Cataratto/Grillo), for Marks and Spencer, 2012, MYR49

*Bodega Castro Martin, (Albarino), Rias Baixas DOC, Spain, Angela Martin for Marks and Spencer, 2011, MYR129

**Bodegas Age, Tempranillo/Garnacha), Rioja DOC, Spain, Elena Adell for Marks and Spencer, 2011, MYR65

***Chianti Classico DOC, Italy, (Sangiovese/Canaiolo), Castillo Monsanto, 2011, MYR109

* “Minimal intervention in the vineyard”, 5-6 months lees ageing
**Joven/Young wine
***12 months oak maturation

Food and Wine Matching:

Linguine alla Trapaneze
Cinnamon Almond Cake

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 During the Italy and Spain week in May 2013, we tasted:

Orvieto, (Grechetto/Procanico/Verdello/Canaiolo Bianco), Orvieto Classico DOC, Italy, 2011, MYR54

Quadro Sei Single Estate, (Cortese), Gavi DOCG, Italy, 2011, MYR65

Nozzole, (Sangiovese), Chianti Classico DOCG, Italy, 2009, MYR98

Reserva, (Tempranillo/Graciano/Mazuela), Rioja DOC, Spain, 2007, MYR108

Food and Wine Matching:

Panzanella (Tuscan bread, tomato & pepper salad)
Cinnamon Almond Cake 

During the Italy and Spain week in January 2013 we tasted:

Nemorino, (Trebbiano/Semillon), Toscana, IGT Italy, 2011, MYR76

Gavi, del Comune di Gavi, DOCG, For Marks & Spencer, Italy, 2011, MYR95

Masciarelli, (Montepuliciano), D’Abruzzo, DOC, Italy, 2010, MYR62

Reserva, Tempranillo,  Rioja, DOC, Marques de Riscal,  Spain, 2007, MYR99

Food and Wine Matching:

Insalata Caprese
Sicilian Pasta
Cinnamon Almond Cake